Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 41

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmed has extensive experience in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery, Hip & Pelvic Surgery, and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD

Banner University Medicine Orthopedics and Spine Institute

755 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Dr. Ahmed and his staff- PA Thatcher, failed to recognize the severity of osteoarthritis in my both hips and the need for operation. Instead, Dr. Ahmed insisted that “my condition is not too bad” and recommended steroid shots. On my last visit I was given his PA to talk to, was trying to explain that I am in constant pain and great discomfort that nothing helps and shots do not last long, so PA Thatcher had a nerve to recommend “to stretch more”. To stretch? When I can barely walk? After that visit I found another orthopedic surgeon, who did x-rays, reviewed them with me and explained “you don’t have any cartilage left in your hip joints, you need an operation asap”. I wasted my time and money with Dr. Ahmed and his ignorant staff.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Olga Rempel – Sep 27, 2020
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Great Doctor. Smart as a whip. You don’t wait long for him. Staff is really nice.
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Mar 16, 2019
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i really think Dr knows his stuff but a little too Cocky about his work ll.I felt like he is now in it for money and not good or people.I am on the fence about him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Karen in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 17, 2018
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My experience once I finally saw the doctor was fine, but they require you to be there early for paperwork, etc. and I ended up sitting there for two hours past my appointment time with no explanation or apologies. It definitely feels like a mill, running people in and out as fast as they can once you are seen, but getting seen can take hours even with an "appointment". I find this practice of overscheduling wholly unacceptable.
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Michael C in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 12, 2017
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He did a hip replacement for me for a hip that was soooo end stage I should have been in a scooter, cause I could hardly walk even with the walker. Seems he did a good job for me. Took me the 6 months to really heal, but I assume that was due to some strange thing with me that I still cannot figure out despite looking thru the net and talking with others. Regardless, I had no pain afterward, and found him helpful and caring as a Surgeon. Very pleased.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Ann in Glendale, AZ – Dec 25, 2016
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This Dr performed a shoulder reversal surgery on me and accidentally broke my arm. This left me with no movement of my thumb and index finger until I went to another MD to have it corrected. I have been left with ongoing nerve pain and severe limitations with my left arm. I will likely be on medication the rest of my life because of this. I would NEVER recommend this MD or the CORE institute.
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  • Office environment
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Connie Kolden in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 30, 2016
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Biography

arim Ahmed, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2006
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Internship Hospital
2005
SUNY Upstate Med Univ
Medical School
2005
Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
Medical School
2001
University of Buffalo
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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What are Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Ahmed specializes in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery, Hip & Pelvic Surgery, and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD treat?

Dr. Ahmed frequently treats the following conditions: Hip Fracture, Broken Arm, and Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD's office address?

Dr. Ahmed's office is located at 755 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD fluent in?

Dr. Ahmed is able to speak Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

Is Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD have?

Dr. Ahmed has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.7/5 for Dr. Sarim Ahmed, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ahmed

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ahmed treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ahmed treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 521-3250.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Ahmed is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Ahmed
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Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Knee Sprain
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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High
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Very High
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Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Ahmed is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Ahmed
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Hip Fracture
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Ahmed is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Broken Arm
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Dr. Ahmed's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Alta Health Network
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American Family Insurance
American National
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Medicaid
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Medicaid
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Medicaid
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Compusys
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Banner University Medicine Orthopedics and Spine Institute

Orthopedic & Spine Institute755 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Yuma Cancer Center2460 S Parkview Loop Ste 3 Yuma, AZ 85364
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